Friday, May 24, 2019

Free Access Offer to Military Collections at Fold3 for Memorial Day Weekend

It's Memorial Day Weekend and Fold3.com is giving free access to its Military Collections until Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

You will need a basic Fold3 membership. If you do not already have one, just register for a basic Fold3 membership which is free with no credit card required. If you already have a free Fold3 basic membership, just sign into the website. (You do not need to sign up for a 7-day free trial which requires a credit card.)

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!
LE

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Macomb County Obituary Index Database is Back Up ... Let the Searches Commence

The Macomb County Obituary Index on the Mount Clemens Public Library website is back up and running. You can find it on the Macomb History and Genealogy Databases page on the Mount Clemens Public Library's website.

Thanks to Duane Kleino, Carole Wolfe, and Dianne Sinning the following records have been added. Roseville Review 1926-1931, Vandyke- Center Line Press 1926-1928, & some missing dates from the Mount Clemens Monitor 1907, 1918 & 1919. There are now 284,677 obituaries in this database.

And as a reminder, because this is Memorial Day Weekend, our favorite library is closed from Saturday, May 25, thru Monday, May 27. It will reopen at normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. But you still have tomorrow, Friday, May 24, to check out materials or visit the Local History and Genealogy Room.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!
LE

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Legacy Family Tree Webinars Sale, New Subscribers get 50% off One Year

Legacy Family Tree Webinars is having a sale. It is offering a one-year membership to the webinar subscription service (regularly $49.95 per year) for first-time members aka new subscribers for $24.98 -- that is 50 percent off.

Use coupon code web50 by May 28, 2019, at the Family Tree Webinars Store.

Family Tree Webinars Membership gets you 24/7 access to over 900 full-length webinars/classes covering a very wide variety of genealogy-related subjects and the handouts/syllabus to those webinars/classes.


See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!LE

Free Access to All Military Records at MyHeritage from May 22 to May 28, 2019

MyHeritage is giving free access to All Military Records in SuperSearch from May 22 to May 28, 2019, to help you learn more about your heroic ancestors.

Have a Safe Memorial Day Weekend Everyone!

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!
LE

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Channel 4 New MI Town Series Starts with History of Mt. Clemens in late 1800s

Click the link in the post text to go to the video.
Channel 4 WDIV had a segment on Monday night's newscast featuring "How Mt. Clemens became one of America's top tourist destinations in the late 1800s." It is the first of a new series segment called MI Town.

Though you don't see it in the video, they spent some time at our favorite library, Mount Clemens Public Library.

You can see the video of the report done by Steve Garagiola on the Click on Detroit Channel 4 website.

See You Soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!
LE

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Macomb County Obituary Index Database is Temporarily Down/Not Working

The Macomb County Obituary Index on the Mount Clemens Public Library website is temporarily disabled.

We will let you know when it is back up and running.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!
LE

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Attention: 3 Day Pre-Order Sale for Users of Family Tree Maker 2017 to Upgrade to Family Tree Maker 2019 Due this Summer

Software MacKiev is releasing an upgrade to Family Tree Maker this Summer and for the next three days Family Tree Maker 2017 users can pre-order the new edition -- Family Tree Maker 2019 -- and save $30 on cost of upgrading.

If you are registered on the Family Tree Maker mailing list that Software MacKiev runs, you should have received an email announcing the three day sale with the link to the sale.

Back in April, users of earlier versions of Family Tree Maker 2014.1 and earlier had a four-day opportunity to upgrade to FTM2017 at a discount and receive FTM2019 for free when it is released. This current sale is for Family Tree Maker 2017 users. Those that upgraded during the April opportunity are already good to go for FTM2019 edition.

This sale's details for Family Tree Maker 2017 users are: 

Family Tree Maker 2019
upgrade (download) regular price $59.95 ........ pre-order sale price is $29.95
Tree Vault Cloud Service (1 Year)  $20 ........................................................ free
Total $79.95 ..................................................................................................... $29.95

The above pricing is for receiving the program via Download WHEN IT IS RELEASED. If you want a copy of the program on DVD it is $10 more (so $39.95 for the pre-order sale) plus $5.95 shipping and handling. Or if you want a copy of the program on a wood USB drive it is $20 more (so $49.95 for the pre-order sale) plus $5.95 shipping and handling.

OR simply copy the downloaded file to an external device yourself for safe keeping.
 

So what is Family Tree Maker 2019 aka the 30th Anniversary Edition bringing to the genealogy table?

The ability to "Turn Back Time" -- FTM2019 keeps track of your last 1,000 changes and gives you the ability to roll back with a click even if your last backup was before the mistake you want to fix.

FamilySearch integration "2.0" with the ability to import a branch from FamilySearch FamilyTree.

Hints from Ancestry and FamilySearch will be seen in the Index of People list.

Smart filters that update previously saved filtered lists with new entries that meet the saved filter parameters.

Tree Browser to find all related trees wherever they are -- on Ancestry, your hard drive, the cloud.

And, Folder counters. A Profile Picture cropping tool that does not affect the original photo. Rich color coding for color coding from home person and descendants of ancestors. TreeVault cloud services with Emergency Tree continuously updated copy of your tree, FTM Connect mobile app for iPad, iPhone and eventually Android, Historical Weather with more than a billion historical records, and Next of Kin to designate a successor to your TreeVault account.

And, yes the version of syncing trees in FTM2017 with Ancestry Online Member Trees is continued.

Lastly, remember with any computer program update make sure your computer meets the program's minimum operating system requirements.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!
LE